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FDA Poisonous Plant Database

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The Poisonous Plant database provides access to references in the scientific literature (primarily print literature through about 2007) describing studies and reports of the toxic properties and effects of plants and plant parts.

The information in this database is intended only for scientific exchange. It has not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for publication nor does it have any official status. The information is continually increasing and being modified; it is neither error-free not comprehensive. Information herein is in the public domain. Any copyrighted or privately owned material inadvertently included will be removed as soon as possible.

For information or concerns about the toxicity of plants, contact the local Poison Control Center in your area. A directory of these is available from The American Association of Poison Control Centers (http://www.aapcc.org/)

For poisoning emergency call 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call 911.

Search the FDA Poisonous Plant Database (Data updated May 2008)

    Enter a term or exact phrase (e.g., a plant name). All records containing the text will be displayed.
  • Use of common terms such as "poison" or "plant" will generate a large number of returns.
  • Searching on plant names will probably generate the most useful search results.
  • The details link provides a listing of all other plants cited in that particular reference, as well as the full text for abstracts.
  • Contact Fred Fry at frederick.fry@fda.hhs.gov to report problems or errors.

(search is not case-sensitive)

about 4 records meeting your search criteria returned for "Verbascum thapsus "
AUTHOR(S): Core, E. L.; Reitz, J. H.; Gillespie, W. H.
TITLE:  The poisonous plants of West Virginia, A preliminary report.
YEAR: 1961 CITATION: Proc West Virginia Acad Sci, 33 29 [English]
FDA #: F06887
ABSTRACT: Some 45 species of native and introduced plants have been found in West Virginia that cause sickness or death to livestock which feed upon them. A few, including some forage plants, are poisonous only under certain conditions. Reliable statistics are ...     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Fowler, M. E.
TITLE:  Poisonous plants - Outline of clinical findings.
YEARCITATION: Univ California Mimeograph, - - [English]
FDA #: FB0117     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Romaguera, C.; Grimwalt, F.; Vilaplana, J.
TITLE:  Occupational dermatitis from gordolobo (mullein).
YEAR: 1985 CITATION: Contact Dermatitis, 12(3), 176 [English]
FDA #: F09375     See Details
AUTHOR(S): Wilhelm, G.
TITLE:  The mullein: plant piscicide of mountain folk culture. (Verbascum thapsus).
YEAR: 1974 CITATION: Geogr Rev, 64(2), 235-252 [English]
FDA #: F22732     See Details

This sublist was generated on 05/20/2019